Underground Temple of Secret Rituals – Warangal Fort, India

 

Hey guys, this is an ancient underground temple near Warangal Fort, it doesn’t have a name and is completely abandoned. This is an isolated place and gets no visitors and is estimated to be at least 800 years old.  I am gonna take you inside the temple and we can see some very strange details and secret rituals happening inside the temple. The temple is located at the underground level, and there is only one side that this completely open, and on all the other sides, it is totally covered with dirt. It has a very low ceiling, and it gets lower and lower as we go into the main chambers.

What’s really fascinating is that, this place shows evidence of strange rituals. On the floor, you can see a lot of chicken feathers, alcohol bottles, and  pieces of lemon stuck on a thin rod. Of course we can assume that some guys were just drinking and cooking here, but you can also see religious items like saffron powder strewn all over the floor, and also matchsticks and candles. This means there was some kind of a black magic ritual performed here.  Locals say that a group called ‘Kapalikas’ gather here during new moon nights and indulge in strange rituals including meat eating and drinking. The term Kapalika means “Skull-Men”, these people carry human skulls and are sometimes even known to worship skulls. Remember, I showed you the temple of crystal skull a few weeks back? This temple is very similar in appearance to that one, and I think there could be a connection between the two.

What’s intriguing about this temple is that even though it is abandoned, it doesn’t have any bats, but is home to a lot of insects, here is a lizard and as we go into the main chamber, we begin to see a lot of spider webs. There are huge spiders all over the walls. The entrances are very short, less than 5 feet. This chamber has no deities, no idols and is completely empty. The only fascinating part is the ceiling which has a nice spiral design. But this temple has 2 main chambers and I am gonna go inside the next chamber and try to identify what the main deity would have been.  You can see that the floor of this chamber is completely destroyed, but this broken uprooted stone structure is actually a lingam. So, this was definitely a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. I wonder why these stone structures were completely demolished and why this temple was abandoned. You can see rich paintings on the walls and the ceiling, and this must have been a very beautiful place with lots of visitors, many centuries ago.  And I have already shown you these pillars, made of multiple blocks and how they were joined in my previous video. I hope someday, the government can restore this temple to its original shape. Please share this video with your friends to spread awareness about abandoned ancient temples.

– Praveen Mohan

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Help! Who is this ferocious Indian Gods?

 

Hey guys, I am in the Darasuram temple in India which is at least 850 years old, and we are going to look at a rare carving of an Indian God. As you can see, this god is half lion and half human, but before you try to figure out who he is, let’s see what he is doing. He is trying to destroy another smaller figure who is also half lion and half human.  Who is this god? And why is he trying to destroy another god who looks similar to him? As far as I know, this is the oldest carving of this God, and I have never seen him in North India at all. They have covered his mid section with a cloth, so we can’t see his whole body, but if you observe carefully, you can see something here. It looks like a tip of a wing. Did this God have wings and was he capable of flying? This God does have a few dedicated temples in South India. Here, we can see the whole body and you do see the wings and he is doing exactly the same thing, which is trying to destroy another god who looks just like him. But this carving shows a lot more details than just the wings. There is this amazing long tail, but did you notice the legs? He is shown with four legs in the front, but only 2 legs in the back. This looks unrealistic but if you look carefully, you can find 2 more legs on his back. I have never seen anything like this before. If you know the story behind this God, please leave a comment and give a detailed explanation of what happened. Why are these gods fighting, and who won? I am Praveen Mohan, thanks a lot for watching, don’t forget to subscribe and I will talk to you soon.

The enigma of the spiral well at Coral Castle

 

Hey guys, let’s take a look at Ed’s spiral well in Coral Castle. After moving to Homestead from Florida City, Ed’s very first creation was the water well. This is a logical guess, but it makes a lot of sense, because water is a basic necessity. There were no houses or shops nearby back then and Ed never applied for running water. So, he must have dug the well first to do his daily chores. The well is somewhat spiral in shape, resembling the letter C. Ed has built a wall around the well that is a foot and a half feet high and has carved descending stairs into the well, with 16 steps (sweet-sixteen?). We can see the water about six and a half feet below the ground. The well is about nine and a half feet deep, so there is about 3 feet of water, most of the time.

Ed has dug the well near the eastern wall, a few feet away from the quenching tank. The well’s proximity to the quenching tank, “mirror” and furnace is understandable. All these equipment need water and it doesn’t make any sense to create the well, the water source, far away from them. On top of the well, Ed has placed a cylindrical wooden log, with a metal rod sticking out of it. The purpose of this log is obvious, Ed used it as a pulley to draw water out of the well using a rope and bucket. Ed would have simply rotated the metal rod with one hand to make it even easier.

The water well is one of the most understudied creations of Edward Leedskalnin. Most people think: It is just a water well, what is so special about it? Well, it is not only the most mysterious carving in Coral Castle but also one of the weirdest water wells in the world. If you have been reading the above paragraphs carefully, the following question should have already popped into your head: “If Ed used a rope and bucket to draw water, why did he create a spiral well with stairs?”

The spiral design with stairs makes no sense because Ed drew water using a rope and bucket. Multiple eyewitness accounts confirm this is how Ed drew water and the pulley (wooden log) is still there as evidence. To draw water from the well this way, all he needed was a regular cylindrical well with a few square feet of area. But Ed had to carve out a much larger area simply because he decided on a spiral well. This means enormous amount of work, because he had to cut a lot more rocks. Why did Ed create a spiral design even though it is a lot of work? He needed the stairs, to directly access the water underground! This is the only logical reason. Why did Ed have to physically touch the subterranean water?

To learn more, please buy the book Coral Castle: Everything You Know Is Wrong!